A mass rollout of new drinking fountains

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Shane Rattenbury has announced 30 new drinking fountains to be installed around the ACT.

“As part of the ACT Labor-Greens Parliamentary Agreement, the ACT Government is installing drinking fountains with refill taps in public places across Canberra in an effort to reduce the use of disposable bottles and increase water consumption,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“We have seen a fantastic response from the community throughout the consultation period. Over 600 Canberrans took part in our community consultation survey providing feedback on the project and offering input into the locations of the fountains. Some of the most popular locations include City Walk, Mount Ainslie lookout, the Events Terrace at the National Arboretum, Tuggeranong Town Park and along the Eastern Valley Way cycle path in Belconnen.

“Over 80% of survey respondents said that more drinking fountains would encourage them to carry a reusable water bottle, reducing plastic bottle waste caused by purchased drinks.”

The lucky locations are:

    Sportsgrounds locations

  • Harrison District Playing Fields
  • Dickson District Playing Fields
  • Deakin District Playing Fields
  • Downer Neighbourhood Oval
  • Aranda District Playing Fields
  • Kambah District Playing Fields
  • Mawson District Playing Fields
  • Calwell District Playing Fields
  • Rivett Neighbourhood Oval
  • Majura District Playing Fields

    Locations informed by the community consultation

  • Events Terrace (Discovery Garden), National Arboretum Canberra
  • Mount Ainslie lookout
  • Garema Place, City
  • City Walk, City
  • Black Mountain lookout
  • Woden Town Square, Woden Town Centre
  • Weston Park, Yarralumla
  • Bunda Street, City
  • Ainslie Avenue, City
  • Tuggeranong Town Park, Tuggeranong
  • Acton Park, Acton
  • Weston Creek Shopping Centre playground
  • Eastern Valley Way Wetlands, Lake Ginninderra
  • Jamison Plaza, Macquarie
  • Hibberson Ave, Gungahlin Town Centre
  • Erindale Shopping Centre, Wanniassa
  • Mawson Shopping Centre, Mawson
  • Eddison Park, Phillip
  • City Bus Station, Alinga Street, City
  • City Bus Station, Mort Street, City

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